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01/24/2019
While music is awesome, many wonder if you should listen to it when you study. To solve this debate, read the 'pros' and 'cons' of doing so in this post by The Tutoring Center, Southgate MI.

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Why You Should Study With Music

It Helps You Endure

As you've probably noticed, studying when you're feeling tired or sleepy won't give you the best results. In fact, not having the right amount of energy will interfere with your ability to focus, which means you won't be able to retain or assimilate information well. Listening to the right kind of music when you're studying can help you counteract those tired feelings. It can boost your energy up and help you endure for longer and learn more while you're at it.

It Assists in Memorization

When you study, you need to learn dates, names, historical facts, definitions, math equations, and more. Of course, to retain these in your mind, you need to memorize them, which can be tricky to achieve from time to time. If you have a challenging time with the memorization process, you can benefit from playing tunes during your study sessions. Listening to relaxing or classical music can increase your focus which will, in turn, improve how you memorize information.

It Mitigates Your Anxiety

Probably one of the best qualities about music is that it can put you in a good mood instantly and lower your anxiety levels considerably. This can be very valuable when you're studying since, as you may have experienced, tests can be nerve-wracking. Feeling too anxious may get in the way of a successful learning experience. That's why you should opt for playing calming tunes if your nerves are out of control, as they will help you feel more at ease.

It Boosts Your Creativity

The last 'pro' about listening to music when studying that we'll mention in this post, is that music, as an art, can inspire you and boost your creativity. Being creative when you have to learn your school lessons can be very advantageous. For example, you'll be more willing to problem-solve, which makes it less likely that you'll get stuck. Likewise, you'll also be more open to find new ways to study and learn.

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Why You Shouldn't Study With Music

It Turn Your Focus Away

It has happened to all of us: an upbeat song with catchy lyrics comes on and we forget what we're doing and instantly start dancing and signing to it. If you've been in this situation, then you're aware of just how much music can end up distracting you. This is never what you want when you should be learning. This is why, if you want to get through your study sessions successfully, you shouldn't listen to music (especially, as mentioned above, to those songs with an upbeat tune and catchy lyrics).

It Can Modify Your Mood

One of the 'pros' about listening to music is that it can lessen your feelings of anxiety. Still, just as music can make you feel happy and energized, it can also modify your mood and make you feel sad, angry, or even more stressed. This change in your mood can also have an effect on how much you focus or how well you perform during your study sessions. That's why you need to be careful with the songs you play when studying.

It Can Lead to More Mistakes

Once again, certain music can help you focus more (especially when you're performing more mechanical tasks that don't require much attention). Still, there are other types of music (like the aforementioned upbeat tunes with catchy lyrics) that can make studying a real hassle. The more challenging the subject, the more confused you'll be and the more mistakes you'll make.

It Makes You Less Effective

Finally, if you're at all concerned with how you spend your time when studying and how well you manage it, then you may want to stay quiet when you're trying to learn. Depending on the songs you listen to, you can become distracted and make more mistakes when you're studying. Obviously, this will make your study sessions longer and much less effective.

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